USDA Licenses PEDV Vaccine
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Harrisvaccines announced Monday that USDA had approved a conditional license of the company's vaccine for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDV.

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service stated the Harrisvaccines product is the first licensed vaccine for PEDV. It will be used to vaccinate sows to build antibodies and transmit those antibodies through their milk to newborn piglets, USDA stated.

"Preliminary studies have been promising, and they've shown sufficient data that we think the vaccine will be effective," USDA stated.

Harrisvaccines, which is based in Ames, Iowa, will be working toward a full license of the ...

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